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Back-to-Back Newhouse, Brazil Highlight 2014 WSOP November Nine
It seems almost inconceivable, but one year later Mark Newhouse is once again at the final table of the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event.
The North Carolina native outlasted another 6,000-player field and will actually enter the 2014 November Nine in an even better position with 26 million chips.
“I absolutely refuse to finish in ninth this year,” said Newhouse before securing his spot in the November Nine.
Dan Harrington was the last player to make back-to-back final tables in the mid 1990s but he only had to get past fields of 839 and 2,576 in his runs.
The 2014 Main Event Final Table will once again have an international flavor with six different countries represented including Brazil, the United States, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway and Spain.
Brazil Goes Wild as Bruno Politano Makes Final Table
While Bruno Politano will enter the final table as the short stack with 12 million chips he will have no shortage of supporters.
Brazilian fans dominated the playdown to the final table and shouts of “Vamoo! Vamoo!” echoed throughout the Rio well after the final table was set.
Politano is the first Brazilian to make the final table and could potentially be the Brazilian Chris Moneymaker if the cards go his way in November.
He’ll have a long way to go, however, if he wants to pass chip leader Jorryt van Hoof who finished with 38 million chips. van Hoof is aiming to become the first Dutch player to win the Main Event.
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden All Looking to Win First Main Event
Close behind van Hoof is Norwegian Felix Stephensen with 32 million chips. With new legislation legalizing poker in Norway this year, Stephensen is looking to achieve poker glory for his home country.
Spain’s Andoni Larrabe sits in fourth place with 22.5 million chips and will look to follow in former World Champion Carlos Mortensen’s footsteps.
A trio of Americans hold spots 5-7 with Dan Sindelar, Billy Pappas and William Tonking looking to become the latest in a long string of US winners.
Pappas has some championship chops as he has five World Foosball titles.
Finally Sweden’s highly talented Martin Jacobson will bring a career’s worth of high-stakes knowledge to the final table with his eighth-place stack of 14.9 million chips.
The November Nine will take place Nov. 10-11, 2014. Here are the complete chip stacks heading into the final table:
- Jorryt van Hoof - 38,375,000
- Felix Stephensen - 32,775,000
- Mark Newhouse - 26,000,000
- Andoni Larrabe - 22,550,000
- Dan Sindelar - 21,200,000
- Billy Pappas - 17,500,000
- William Tonking - 15,050,000
- Martin Jacobson - 14,900,000
- Bruno Politano - 12,125,000